This 41-slide powerpoint presentation covers 'Option C.4 - Conservation of Biodiversity' in the 2016 IB Biology curriculum. Each slide includes the specific learning objective as well as key vocabulary that students should note.
Option C.4 includes two sections:
• A - Biodiversity
• B - Conservation
The presentation itself contains minimal information as it is intended to be used with teacher guidance. There are sometimes 'Video' slides throughout which link to relevant and informative YouTube content. The slides are formatted to be visually pleasing and to also print well for handouts or revision. Please see the preview file (first 8 slides) for an idea of the aesthetic and level of detail in the presentation. The relevant 'Essential Knowledge' can be found below.
I have had success using these presentations to review topics after students have been exposed to the material at home. I typically have the class read relevant material (book, site, etc.) and then watch the videos the day before introducing a topic. During the class period, I use the slides to structure the discussion around the IB Bio Understandings. The remaining class time is spent reinforcing the knowledge or working on activities, written test practice, or nature of science.
**These presentations are based on the IB Biology Course Guide and do not follow any textbook
As always, please let me know if you have any suggestions for improvements. These are always a work in progress!
U1: An indicator species is an organism used to assess a specific environmental condition.
U2: Relative numbers of indicator species can be used to calculate the value of a biotic index.
U3: In situ conservation may require active management of nature reserves or national parks.
U4: Ex situ conservation is the preservation of species outside their natural habitats.
U5: Biogeographic factors affect species diversity.
U6: Richness and evenness are components of biodiversity.
Applications & Skills:
A1: Case study of the captive breeding and reintroduction of an endangered animal species.
A2: Analysis of the impact of biogeographic factors on diversity limited to island size and edge effects.
S1: Analysis of the biodiversity of two local communities using Simpson’s reciprocal index of diversity.
Dokimi IB Biology Products
Option C - Ecology & Conservation
• C.4 - Conservation of Biodiversity
• C.5 - Population Ecology
• C.6 - Nitrogen & Phosphorous Cycles